Caroline Wieneke died Thursday, June 3, 2020, at her Watkins home, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the St. Anthony Parish Center.
Caroline Wieneke was born July 29, 1942, in St. Cloud to Henry and Clara (Neft) Hilsgen. On June 23, 1960, Caroline was united in marriage to Leo Wieneke in Cold Spring. They lived in Watkins where they farmed for many years. Caroline worked at Cold Spring Granite for 25 years. Caroline loved socializing, bowling, gardening, bird watching, cards, luncheons with friends and family, and casino trips – especially to Las Vegas. Caroline loved life and people. She will be greatly missed.
Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leo in February 2020; and siblings Jerome, Al, Herbert, Harold, Marvin, Paul, and Isabelle.
She is survived by her children Janet (and Mike) Dockendorf of Cape Coral, Fla., Lori (and Tim Tellijohn) Wieneke of LeSeuer, Tom (and Rhonda) Wieneke of St. Cloud, Sharon (and Marc) Dittman of Paynesville, Joe (and Janet) Wieneke of Clearwater, and Sandy McGregor of Portage, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers Dennis (and Ella) Hilsgen, Henry (and Toni) Hilsgen; sisters Phyllis Love, Marion Hommerding, and Olive Guck.